Geographically the farm is ideally situated at a halfway point between two major tourism attractions of Chobe National Park – the Chobe riverfront extending from Ngoma to Kasane, and the wildlife rich Savute channel and marsh.
The first project ambition is to establish a self-catering camp with eight en-suite accommodation units that are completely self-contained to provide all the necessary facilities for tourists to cater for themselves.
Concurrently, and in fact already being established, the project ambition is also to establish a commercial, organic honey operation. Honey demand in Botswana outweighs supply considerably, and in an environment where wildlife conflict impacts every aspect of pastoral and arable farming, beekeeping and honey production is possibly the least afflicted by competing interests of endemic wildlife and customary agricultural activities.
Kashete Greens Resort (KGR) is a company incorporated and based in Botswana that seeks to establish itself as the first contemporary encounter and leading agro-ecotourism business into the Eastern Okavango Delta Panhandle (ODP); putting social responsibility and environmental conservation work at the heart of a profitable business model.
KGR provides guests with spacious tents and camping grounds, an onsite restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table cuisine and a range of delta-panhandle activities such as mokoro excursions, fishing, bird watching, and nature walks.
Our Core agro-ecotourism elements of the development will consist of six (6) rooms, an eco-lodge and campsite (20 camping grounds), a main building, with a restaurant, bar, deck with sweeping views, boardwalk down the steep cliff to boat stations and recreation facilities on the main channel to the river, parking and guardhouses as required.
The campsite mainly targets local individuals, low and middle-income travellers who are driven by cost-effective facilities and those who are looking for exciting destinations and outdoor places of choice.
Through our already-developed 0.5ha Net Shade ( climate-smart agriculture initiative), KGR aids the tourism industry value chain by producing organic vegetables. Specifically, strawberry and sweet pepper are one of the affordable niche markets, a high-value cash crop and the fastest-growing horticultural product, which is readily edible as table salad, fruit, and ingredient for baking cookies and processed as smoothies and juices at the farm level.
Hence it's a good strategic product mix for this agro-tourism investment for diverse populations in tourism destinations. The principal market for the resort is both international and local tourists.
Funding required: BWP 6,745,979.57 The location for Kashete Greens Resort- (Agro-Tourism Facility) can be accessed through the link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wyaTXusV7txUsUnf7
Approximately 120,000 tourists visit the Okavango Delta annually. The main attractions being Moremi Game Reserve, lodges in wildlife areas and the rock-paintings of Tsodilo Hills. Tourists usually stay at permanent camps or lodges situated in those areas.
As a result, the tourism industry is the second leading contributor to the economy and if more tourism enterprises are developed especially by the locals, it will significantly diversify Botswana’s economy away from the unsustainable mineral led economy.
Therefore, as a way to harness from this opportunity I have decided to embark on a multi-million pula Agro-Tourism (lodge business) to be situated in between the two main attractions or World Heritage sites (Tsodilo hills and Okavango delta).
Xhauga being one of unique settlements abutting Shakawe village would therefore complement to the ever increasing population and heightened demand for accommodation in the region. My philosophy is to contribute to the socio economic development of Xhauga village by creating employment to the many youthful locals who have the necessary qualifications to work in a reputable hospitality industry.
The local communities are to benefit from this project as they will be directly and indirectly employed. Indirectly employed will be the many skilled basket weavers who can sell their basketry to the guests. Some will directly work on permanent basis as staff members and to be paid a salary on a monthly basis.
N&M Ranch Syndicate plans to diversify its current cattle ranch and transform three of its existing paddocks ‘for game purposes’. N&M Ranch Syndicate is a registered company that has 3 brothers as Directors. It has been operating a cattle ranch since 2020. The Syndicate wants to diversify and incorporate a commercial game ranch. The Syndicate aims to harvest game commercially on the ranch, and to supplement this economic activity with the sale of live animals. The ranch will also have considerable potential for non-consumptive use in the form of game viewing, tourism, and accommodation. The Syndicate believes that these activities, when taken together, can make the venture economically viable and contribute to the economy of the Country.
The ranch covers an area of almost 5,000ha.
Master Farm BW is a 2.5 hectares plot situated in Serowe village, central district Botswana. The place is well equipped with a two cubic borehole, 3-phase electricity supply and a 10-liter jojo water tank. There is an ablution block for guests and visitors. There is a well-developed paddock structured kraal with six quality dorper sheep, four boer goats, rabbits, a variety of birds (turkeys, ducks, tswana chickens, and guinea fowls) and a 440 egg incubator. A day-to-day developing garden with lawn and some siting areas and sound two speakers. These self-funded developments by far justifies our passion for tourism venture.
The plot is along the Serowe – Paje making it well positioned and self-marketable to the potential customers. Several major entertainment events hosted in Serowe have proven to attract masses of tourist even in the neighbouring countries like South Africa. Sporting activities held at the Serowe Sports complex are also a great advantage for the business. Currently, the business is in the Central District's Serowe, Botswana. For the various tourism market sectors, the company plans to offer chalet accommodations, camping grounds, shuttle services, tourism activities and playground for the kids.Proposed activities Accommodation, conference facility, events facility, snake park, educational tours, cultural tours and swimming.
Funding required: P2 995 000.00
Unosoko Agro‐tourism resort plot is situated at Kavimba village, at plot number 1186 measuring 6,0099 m² or 6.0099ha and its 1km from the village and few metres to the main river and Chobe Forest Reserve. Its measurements and location suits the state of the agro tourism as the plot was previously used for horticulture. The plot has the following facilities; electricity, portable, and a borehole. The site is in proximity to utilities such as potable water, electricity grid. The facility will be having a reception office for clients in Kasane where bookings can be made and clients transported to the resort using the company shuttle bus.
The Chobe district is a well‐known international tourist destination for leisure, wildlife and wellness experience. Appropriate camps,
rest camps and accommodation facilities are available and still in demand to cater for this market. Our company will be offering similar services in an area that is outside the congested Kazungula/Kasane area and as such our services are in an area closer to nature offering our clients an opportunity to experience the wild side of Botswana.
The aim of the proposed enterprise is to provide a unique hospitality experience in the Kavimba area of the Chobe district by offering a combination of accommodation facilities including Chalets, Camping sites and events hosting facilities to local and international tourists and entertainment seekers. Other activities such as game drives, boat cruises and hosting events such as weddings, parties and product launches will also be offered to clients.
Funding required: P 39,307,336.90
Chape Veggies (“the Company”) was formed in 2023 to undertake agro-tourism as its core business. The business intends to establish itself by creating a thriving hydroponic greenhouse vegetable facility aimed at supplying Botswana with fresh, high-end quality produce whilst attracting high end tourists. With the new developments, the primary function of Chape Veggies will be to cultivate, harvest, and market high end hydroponic crops.
To provide fresh, greenhouse grown tomatoes, peppers and other products to consumers in the greater Gaborone area, surrounding villages as well as regionally and nationally
- Establish the Chape Veggies brand as the primary fresh produce brand for Botswana and set imported produce as an alternative.
- Establish strategic partnerships with key distributors, wholesalers and retailers in Botswana.
- Become a community-oriented business that:
- Attracts educational tourism, schools and volunteers
- Promotes agro-tourism and rural development
- Promotes farming as a career
- Provides locals with job opportunities
Our mission is to promote tourism and healthy lifestyles through our environment by using nature as a catalyst to heal.
The project will be implemented in two phases.
- The total investment required for the two Phases is P184,177,750 (Phase 1 BWP157, 588, 875) and BWP26, 588, 875 for Phase 2)
- The Promoters shall be contributing P3, 000, 000
- Equity investors shall inject a cash contribution of BWP54, 912, 213 for both phases
- The land (with improvements) and the cash contribution from private equity investors constitute 31.44% of the total Investment
- Debt finance required is BWP126,265,538 (68,56% of the total Investment), BWP110,312,213 being for Phase 1 and balance BWP15, 953, 325 required for Phase 2